Man dies after vans crash at Peplow, Shropshire

A man has died in hospital after he was injured in a smash between two vans in north Shropshire earlier today.

Man dies after vans crash at Peplow, Shropshire

A man has died in hospital after he was injured in a smash between two vans in north Shropshire earlier today.

The man, who is believed to be in his 40s and from Cheshire, was airlifted to the University Hospital North Staffordshire in Stoke following the collision on the A442 at Peplow, near Market Drayton at around 7.50am.

He is thought to have been driving a white Vauxhall Astravan Envoy which was in collision with a white Iveco box van.

Three people were taken by ambulance to the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford with minor injuries.

The accident closed the road, causing delays for rush-hour motorists between the A53 junction in Hodnet and the River Lane junction in Waters Upton.

The man has yet to be formally identified.

The coroner for Mid and North Shropshire, Mr John Ellery, has been informed.

In a separate incident another man was seriously hurt when his car overturned on the M54 yesterday.

The man, who is believed to be 21, suffered seriously head, chest and abdominal injuries after apparently going up an embankment.

He was taken to the Princess Royal Hospital for treatment after a crash on the westbound carriageway of the motorway between Junction 4 at Shifnal and Junction 5 at Telford town centre about 8.10pm.

A two-car collision happened shortly after the initial crash but no-one else needed hospital treatment.

John Hawker, of West Midlands Ambulance Service. said: "On arrival crews found a car which is believed to have left the motorway, travelled up an embankment and rolled over. The car came to rest back on the carriageway on its wheels."

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